Man United legend Patrice Evra confirms boxing debut against social media star Adam Saleh – What We Know!

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has confirmed he will try his hand at boxing

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has confirmed he’ll attempt his hand at boxing subsequent month in opposition to social media star Adam Saleh.

The 40-year-old ex-France left-back – who gained 5 Premier League titles and the Champions League in eight years at United – retired from skilled soccer in July 2019.

He has since made appearances as a pundit on Sky Sports activities and has delivered passionate rants beforehand when discussing his former membership on the channel.

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has confirmed he’ll attempt his hand at boxing

However now he’ll flip his consideration to the boxing ring on the undercard of Martyn Ford’s heavyweight conflict in opposition to Sajad Gharibi, higher referred to as the Iranian Hulk.

‘This battle might be April 30 at The O2 Enviornment in London,’ Evra mentioned of the bout on Instagram stay on Thursday evening.

‘So I’m going to want my entire UK household to drag up and present their love, from not simply London however all around the UK I want you guys as a result of that is going to be actually loopy.’

The French star has educated within the boxing ring beforehand and has been seen hitting pads shortly after handing up his boots in 2019.

The 40-year-old - who won five Premier League titles at Man United - will fight next month

The 40-year-old – who gained 5 Premier League titles at Man United – will battle subsequent month

Talking to Boxstar UK earlier this 12 months, Evra mentioned: ‘I’m actually excited to take part for the primary time ever in my life in a boxing match, as a result of I at all times had a lot respect for folks boxing. 

‘It isn’t nearly energy and energy, additionally it is about technique and approach — It’s like a chess recreation.

‘What I’m probably the most excited for is the coaching approach, as a result of the way in which they prepare is totally totally different to how soccer gamers prepare. I’m actually excited to work arduous, to problem myself, and to get out of my consolation zone.

‘It’s a huge alternative for me. After all, I wish to have enjoyable, like with every little thing I do, however I additionally wish to be certain that I present that I respect this sport.’

Evra retired from professional football in 2019 and has since been a pundit on Sky Sports

Evra retired from skilled soccer in 2019 and has since been a pundit on Sky Sports activities

He’s now set to check his expertise in opposition to Saleh, whose main YouTube boxing card file reads two wins and draw.

Evra made 379 appearances for United and in addition represented West Ham, Juventus, Monaco and Marseille, in addition to successful 81 senior caps for his nation.

Evra is just not the one footballer preventing subsequent month, with former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara set to face Kris Boyson in a charity boxing match on 2 April.

Evra also represented West Ham, Juventus (above), Monaco and Marseille in his career

Evra additionally represented West Ham, Juventus (above), Monaco and Marseille in his profession